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Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Swell Guy Customs

Not only is Bryan Phillips, also known as Swell Guy Customs, a sponsored Angelus Direct artist, but you might recognize him from the Angelus Brand YouTube channel where you can find his informative how-tos. He has made tutorials on everything from creating your own custom colors to how to customize your favorite pair of crocs. When it comes to his own customs his work ranges from sneakers inspired by his favorite films to denim celebrating Women's History.

(source: @swellguycustoms)

These Charizard and Ho-Oh Vans Sk8-Hi pay homage to a clients favorite Pokémon. The fire dragon and rainbow phoenix inspired color palette includes vibrant oranges and red along with contrasting blues. Bryan used Angelus Pearlescent paint in the background as a nod to the holographic quality of Pokémon cards.

(source: @swellguycustoms)

A fan favorite are these Black Panther Air Jordan 6 that feature the Wakandan tribal print that Ruth E .Carter created for the film in Angelus Pearlescent Prince Purple Paint. The Pearlescent Prince Purple helps give the design dimension and radiance. This pair is also a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman with elements inspired by his costume in the film, including Wakanda Forever on the back of the midsole. 

(source: @swellguycustoms)

For Women's History Month Bryan took his talents to some denim. This jacket spotlights important women who have fought for everything from labor to disability rights. The design uses individual colors for each subject to help each one stand out in vibrant bluesreds or yellows.

Don't forget to add some Angelus 2-Soft Fabric Medium to your paint when working on your own denim creations. 

To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations. 

Custom Sneaker Spotlight: June 2021

Now that we've officially made it to summer we're seeing custom sneakers that aren't afraid of bold colorways. From earth tones to neon pink, there are some unexpected pairings as well as some classic looks. Check out the latest from our Angelus Direct sponsored artists this June.

(source: @mache275)

@mache275 takes the original earth tones of the Air Fear Of God 1 'Oatmeal' and adds some more muted greens and pinks. A rich terracotta color finishes off the uppers and compliments the earth toned soles. Create your own version of this colorway by combining softer colors with richer earth tones.

(source: @tragik1993)

@tragik1993 takes Nike and neon to the next level. From the hovering swoosh to a bright pink, green and yellow colorway, everything about these Air Max 90s looks fresh. While the color combination is great, it's the white accents that really help the bold colors come together.

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

@astrotorfcustoms brings us his version of the OFF-WHITE and Nike collaboration. Just as Virgil Abloh puts his own spin on a Nike classic, @astrotorfcustoms took the OFF-WHITE "AIR" look and created a red, black, white and beige colorway to create a new look.

To see more customs like these make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Dan Gamache of Mache

There are so many talented Angelus Direct sponsored artists, today we're putting the spotlight on Mache. With over seventeen years of experience Dan Gamache, known as Mache, has become a go-to artist for everyone from the NFL to the WWE.

(source: @mache275)

New Orleans, or more specifically the green of St. Charles streetcars, are the inspiration for these green on green customs. Part of his Mache Runner travel story with each pair of customs inspired by a difference place, this pair features tone on tone and texture on texture combinations.

(source: @mache275)

Continuing the green theme are these Edge themed Air Jordans. The black and white design on the upper and heel is sure to be a hit with any Edge fan. Red and black detailing finish off this grey and green pair.

(source: @mache275)

If you're looking for a color palette with some sweet inspiration look no further than these Reese's customs. Coming in a color combo as classic as chocolate and peanut butter, the yellow and orange make this a winning pair.

To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

Sponsored Artist Spotlight: JAR Customs

With amazing, graphic designs JAR Customs has a style all his own. He's one of the many talented artists that Angelus Direct is proud to sponsor. From Family Guy Sacai's to Oakland A's Air Max 90's, here are a few of @jarcustoms latest designs.

(source: @jarcustoms)

This Family Guy inspired collaboration with @johnnyskicks_ turns these Nike Sacai’s into what he's calling the “STEWIE GRIFFIN”. Primary colors of red and yellow and a graphic, cartoon inspired design make these Sacai's pop. The light blue midsole and laces are the perfect finishing touch for this pair.

(source: @jarcustoms)

A's fans are sure to love every detail of these “Swingin’ A’s” Air Max 90’s. With an Oakland A's green color palette, yellow logo and “Swingin’ A’s” covered toebox, this pair has it all. The green is inspired by the Kelly green uniforms the A's wore in the seventies, giving this pair a vintage touch.

(source: @jarcustoms)

No pair of Deadpool inspired customs would be complete without a bullet hole or two and that just what JAR Customs created. Red and black make this one of a kind design stand out. Bandaids, bullet holes and smiley faces might seem like an unusual combination, but not for this Deadpool inspired pair. 

To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Brad Torf of @astrotorfcustoms

For Angelus Direct sponsored artist Brad Torf inspiration can come from anywhere. His designs range from super heroes to basketball greats, making his stand out designs one of a kind.

(source: @ASTROTORFCUSTOMS)

 

Here is a pair that will have you seeing nothing but net. With a graphic black and white basketball net design covering the uppers and Brooklyn Nets logos on both the tongue and the heel, this custom shoe is an ode to basketball greats. The satin finish on the paneling is achieved by using Satin Acrylic Finisher.

(source: @ASTROTORFCUSTOMS)

 

Spring is officially here, making it the perfect time for a lighter color palette. The Air Jordan is given a fresh look with alternating panels of white, pinkblue and purple.

(source: @ASTROTORFCUSTOMS)

 

Inspired by the Man of Steel, this Superman themed pair features blue uppers with red and gold accents. Gold Luxury Leather Laces give this homage to the Justice League the perfect finishing touch and help bring out the gold details.

To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

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